Speak softly to your children,
In the darkness, hold their hand,
Through your love and kindness
They will understand-
Pitfalls on the road of learning,
Lessons mastered or'e the years,
Tenderness that mends the broken
Drives away unfounded fears.
Grant your life gets not so crowded
That your schedule will not hold,
Time to dwell, in deepest reverence
That their lives, were yours, to mold!